Applications for Class of 2024 are now open!

The Algiers Career and Educational Development Program is a youth workforce development program hosted by AEDF in partnership with the office of Louisiana State Senator Gary Carter, Jr. 

This engaging opportunity for growth and career exploration is designed for high school juniors and seniors who attend Algiers-based schools or who live in Algiers. Participating students gain skills and knowledge necessary to find their path in a modern workplace and rapidly evolving world. 

Each session begins with lectures from community leaders or subject area experts, covering topics such as workplace and interview etiquette, resume building, writing a cover letter, and more! After the morning lessons, the students will explore potential career opportunities available to them right here in Algiers and the greater New Orleans area by attending field trips to local employers! 

Students who complete each session in full will receive a stipend to reward them for the time and commitment demonstrated by their attendance and engagement in this program. In preparation for their lives after graduation, the students will also receive lessons on financial literacy and other important life skills. Stipend amounts will depend on the number of accepted applicants to the program.


The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2024

Space is limited so click the button below to apply today! 

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Program Details

ACED is a five-month long program held from February until June. Sessions take place from 9:00am-3:00pm on one Saturday each month. The dates of each month’s session and lesson topics are as follows: 

  • February 24th: Financial Literacy 101 
  • March 9th: Civic Engagement
  • April 20th: Resume Building Workshop
  • May 18th: How to Ace the Interview
  • June 8th: Graduation!

Students requiring transportation to each session will need to be picked up and dropped off by a parent/guardian  at the New Orleans Public School System building (2401 Westbend Pkwy. New Orleans, LA 70114). Students who are unable to arrange transportation to and from sessions will be offered bus passes. Parents/Guardians of participating students will be asked to sign parental consent and photo release forms. 

ACED applicants will be notified regarding their application status and begin with the first session in early February 2024.

Participating students will work with Mrs. Jackie Perry, the ACED Program Manager, and can reach out to her as their main point of contact for any questions or concerns while applying and throughout the program.

Please direct   to Mrs. Jackie Perry at

 ACED is presented in partnership: 

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